Pedometer-determined physical activity of Western Kenyan children.

  title={Pedometer-determined physical activity of Western Kenyan children.},
  author={Karen A Croteau and Grant Martin Schofield and George Towle and Vijiayarani Suresh},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  volume={8 6},
BACKGROUND It is speculated that rural Kenyan children are more physically active than those in developed countries. The purpose of this study was to examine pedometer-measured physical activity levels of western Kenyan youth. METHODS Participants in this study were children in Levels 3 and 5 who attended a private primary school. The sample (n = 72) consisted of 43 girls and 29 boys (average age = 9.8 ± 1.1, range = 8-12 years). Age, gender, tribe, and height and weight measures were… CONTINUE READING